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KLCERT-18-026: LibVNC Heap Use-After-Free

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CVE-IDS CVE-2018-6307
Publication date 2018.12.19
Researcher Pavel Cheremushkin, Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT
Description LibVNC before commit ca2a5ac02fbbadd0a21fabba779c1ea69173d10b contains a heap use-after-free vulnerability in the server code of the file transfer extension, which can result in remote code execution. This attack appears to be exploitable via network connectivity. This vulnerability has been fixed in ca2a5ac02fbbadd0a21fabba779c1ea69173d10b and later.
Impact Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
CVSS v3 Base Score: 10.0
Vector CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
Exploitability Remotely
Difficulty Low
User interaction None
Existence of exploit Unknown
Affected products
Affected products LibVNC before commit ca2a5ac02fbbadd0a21fabba779c1ea69173d10b
Vendor mitigation Update LibVNC to 0.9.12
Timeline Aug 2018 – Vulnerability reported
Oct 2018 – Vendor releases patch
Dec 2018 – Advisory published